Dan Johnson, Curator of Native Plant Collections, Denver Botanic Gardens, has been gardening for as long as he can remember. He travels throughout the West and Southwest in search of unusual and underused native plants for trial in Colorado’s rigorous climate. His forays to similar regions of the world help further broaden the palette of plants suitable for western gardens. He has created some of the most beautiful and self-sustaining gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Johnson expresses his love of the Western landscape as he designs and maintains the majority of the Gardens’ extensive native and xeric gardens.